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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Survey Approved For Pipeline Through George Washington National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service announced it will allow Dominion Transmission Inc. to survey the path for a $5 billion, 550-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southeastern Virginia and North Carolina.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Dupont Circle Metro Escalator?

Metro says it has the parts needed to fix one of the subway system's longest escalators, which has been out of service since Dec. 9.

Details On Virginia's Execution Methods Remain Secret, But Debate Survives

In Virginia, the public has no access to basic information about how inmates are killed. Activists and some politicians have been pushing for years to remove the layers of secrecy.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bill In Maryland Would Impose Strict Liability Standards On Drilling Companies

The Maryland Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would impose some of the strictest liability standards in the U.S. on drilling companies in the state. Opponents call it an attempt to stop fracking, which has yet to start in Maryland.

St. Patrick's Day Revelers: It's A Good Day To Let Somebody Else Drive You Home

Safety groups are pounding home this message: You have plenty of options to get home if you've had too much to drink.

Candidate With His Own Criminal Record Lines Up For Joe Morrissey's Seat

Former Richmond, Virginia, mayor and ex-convict Leonidas Young is running to replace a Virginia lawmaker who was jailed recently after a sex scandal involving a teenager.

Before MoCo Police Get Body Cameras, Chief Says Privacy Laws Must Be Amended

Montgomery County is exploring a pilot program to put body cameras on 100 patrol officers, but the county police chief says privacy laws make current implementation complicated.

Does The Fairfax County Police Department Operate In The Sunshine?

In honor of Sunshine Week, an initiative to educate the public about open government and the dangers of excessive secrecy, Virginia reporter Michael Pope sat down with Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler to talk about charges that his department lacks transparency.

Chesapeake Bay Program Wants Your Input Into Plans To Protect Watershed

A regional program to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed is soliciting public opinion on 25 draft plans that will outline how the region manages one of its most vital environmental resources.

For Spanish Bagpiper, 'Celtic Connection' Crosses Borders And Millennia

For gaita player Carlos Núñez, there's an undeniable bond between Celtic sounds and the music of his native Galicia region in Spain.

New Browser Extension May Get You Going To The D.C. Public Library More

A civic hacker in D.C. has made a new add-on for your browser that lets you know if a book is available at the local library before you hit "checkout" on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Next Generation: A Contradictory Portrait Of D.C. Millennials

Millennials have driven a boom in the District, representing the next generation in the city's growth. But why does it always seem like the way they are described are so contradictory?

Monday, March 16, 2015

D.C. Legends Rare Essence To Be The First Go-Go Band At SXSW

The D.C. go-go ensemble has been playing locally for decades, but this week, it'll be the first to touch down at the high-profile SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Could it give D.C.'s homegrown sound a new shot at fame?

Property Taxes Due For A Change In Montgomery, Prince George's Counties?

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker wants to raise property taxes to help fund schools, and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett wants property taxes down — for now.

Machen, Known For Prosecuting Corruption, To Step Down As U.S. Attorney In D.C.

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month after more than five years as the city's top federal prosecutor.